Examine whether AI will take over software development as many will fear.
ChatGPT is a cutting-edge conversational AI model developed by OpenAI that has the ability to generate code. Its advanced deep learning algorithms enable it to write code in a variety of programming languages, including Python, Java, and C++.
Using ChatGPT for code generation can bring numerous benefits, including:
Overall, ChatGPT's ability to write code represents a major advancement in software development, providing the world with a powerful tool to increase productivity, improve accuracy, and automate repetitive tasks.
Here's where I come in and point out that I did not write the above explanation. It's all written by ChatGPT. "So it's good at writing paragraphs, anyone can do that. It can't possibly write code, right?" WRONG. Its coding ability is beyond any human's capability. I won't demonstrate that in this blog because you can easily see for yourself, or just watch this video by Clement (Co-founder of AlgoExpert) where ChatGPT scores the maximum score in a coding interview.
Not so fast. While its ability to code and answer questions is impressive, it's really not THAT impressive. If you would just ignore all the hype for a second and just try out ChatGPT for yourself in a field where you are an EXPERT (it can even be something like cooking scrambled eggs), you'll quickly realize that it's just a distant cousin of 'no code tool' (the next BIG THING that will allow non-technical people to create apps/websites. HA).
While it can write code prompts, it can't architecture it. While it can explain what it just wrote, it can't explain your company's ancient legacy codebase. While it sounds confident ALL the time, it is quite often, straight-up wrong. It's like listening to medical advice written by your average 16-year-old whose hobby is googling a bunch of medical advice. It will sound very confident, it will cite the source, and it will be right a lot of the time, but you really shouldn't trust it and instead should really visit an actual doctor. That's what ChatGPT really is doing. It's pooling a bunch of online resources and regurgitating them back to you in a very confident way. Software is no different, you can't just trust anyone to write your software for you and expect it to be of quality.
To back my claim further, I present you a list of problems with ChatGPT, ironically written by ChatGPT.
It's important to use ChatGPT with caution and an understanding of its limitations. In many cases, it may be necessary to review and verify the model's outputs before using them in real-world applications.
I am not saying ChatGPT is a bad tool. I do use it quite often as my senior pair programmer. But that's all it is, a tool. The claim that it would actually replace software developers is nonsense, at least in the current iteration of the tool. Please excuse me while I get back to deving.
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